The Courtauld Institute of Art, an independent college of the University of London, is a world-leading centre for the study of art history, conservation and curating. Based at the historic and beautiful Somerset House in London, a two-year project is currently underway to transform conservation studios, laboratories and library facilities, as well as the famous Courtauld Gallery.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

85 international students in 2017–18

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will require evidence of their proficiency. Those who require a Tier 4 visa will need evidence of a secure language test taken in the past two years, as required by UK Visas & Immigration policy.

  • The minimum requirement is IELTS Academic 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 if all components); or Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) with a minimum grade of B; or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) with minimum grade of C.
  • Exceptions may be made for students from a majority English-speaking country or who have previously studied at degree level in a majority English-speaking country.
  • Some programmes require students to be proficient in other languages; please refer to the institute website for details.

Quick Guides to International Tuition Fees and Finance